Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kira Kastell
Professor Kira Kastell is president of Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences (HSHL), Germany. She studied electrical engineering at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and at the Distant Learning University in Hagen and received her Ph.D. from the Technical University of Darmstadt. She furthermore graduated in business administration and economics.
Before joining the HSHL in 2021, Professor Kastell served as Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Her research interests comprise mobile communication and assistive systems as well as women in engineering. After being a chairwoman, she now serves as deputy chair for Women in Engineering, an initiative of the Association of German Engineers.